Add Steam bigpicture to MythTV Menus
So I tried to find a good how-to for integrating steam big picture into my mythbuntu based mythtv installation. It turns out the change is fairly trivial. All you have to do is add a button entry to /usr/share/mythtv/themes/defaultmenu/mainmenu.xml like the below diff.
--- mainmenu.xml.orig 2016-07-24 23:56:30.918935677 -0500 +++ mainmenu.xml 2016-07-25 01:03:48.061586983 -0500 @@ -16,6 +16,13 @@ </button> <button> + <type>GAME</type> + <text>Steam Games</text> + <description>Launch Steam Big Picture Mode</description> + <action>EXEC steam -bigpicture</action> + </button> + + <button> <type>MENU_INFO_CENTER</type> <text>Information Center</text> <description>Information and Communications</description>
However when exiting steam, you have to select to exit steam instead of the other options. This way mythtv regains focus again. There is probably a way to accomplish this, but I haven’t yet spent the time to figure it out.
Written on July 23, 2016